Bill Riss, owner and CEO of Coldwell Banker Bain, ranked by Real Trends as the 18th largest real estate company in the country, has been named to this year’s Swanepoel Power 200, a list of the most powerful people in residential real estate. Riss, owner and CEO of Landover Corporation, a holding company for Coldwell Banker Bain that operates more than 30 offices and posts more than $6 billion in annual sales, this year ranks 63rd, up eight from last year’s 71st-place spot.
The Swanepoel Power 200 recognizes the industry’s most innovative and influential leaders, key decision-makers, trendsetters and emerging leaders. Honorees are selected based on, among other factors, significance and contribution to the industry, geographic reach, growth potential and more.
“It’s always an honor, and one I don’t take for granted, to be recognized as one of the many leaders in our industry, recognizing contributions to work and an industry that I love. But my success has always been a consequence of the combined talents and dedication of the professional brokers I’ve been privileged to work with,” Riss said.
Riss, a Seattle native and University of Washington graduate with a background in mortgage and commercial banking, land development, new construction and brokerage management, is one of the most knowledgeable and resourceful real estate executives in the area. Today, CB Bain has more than 1,100 professional associates in its offices in northern Oregon and western Washington.